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Be wary of strong drink.
by Robert A. Heinlein

Be wary of strong drink.
It can make you shoot at tax collectors...
and miss.
- Robert A. Heinlein

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

A competent and self-confident person is
incapable of jealousy in anything.
Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
- Robert A. Heinlein

 

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark
cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there.
Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
- Robert A. Heinlein

One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.
- Robert A. Heinlein

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Almost any sect, cult, or religion will
legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power.
- Robert A. Heinlein

An armed society is a polite society.
Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
- Robert A. Heinlein

One man's "magic" is another man's engineering.
"Supernatural" is a null word.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Anyone who can worship a trinity
and insist that his religion is a monotheism
can believe anything.
- Robert A Heinlein

Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
- Robert A. Heinlein

A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was
built on government contract.
- Robert A. Heinlein

You can have peace.
Or you can have freedom.
Don't ever count on having both at once.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Being right too soon is socially unacceptable.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Everything is theoretically impossible,
until it is done.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does
what it's supposed to do.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
- Robert A. Heinlein

For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Anyone who considers protocol unimportant has never dealt with a cat.
- Robert A. Heinlein

May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
- Robert A. Heinlein

One could write a history of science in reverse by
assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority
about what could not be done and could never happen.
- Robert A. Heinlein

It is a truism that almost any sect,
cult,
or religion will legislate its creed into law if it
acquires the political power to do so.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Never insult anyone by accident.
- Robert A. Heinlein

To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy -
and dull fantasy at that,
as the real world is strange and wonderful.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Sex without love is merely healthy exercise.
- Robert A. Heinlein

They didn't want it good, they wanted it Wednesday.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of,
but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Don't ever become a pessimist...
a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist,
but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent.
A person, yes.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The difference between science and the fuzzy subjects
is that science requires reasoning while those other
subjects merely require scholarship.
- Robert A. Heinlein

It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your
beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.
- Robert A. Heinlein

By cultivating the beautiful we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers,
as by doing good we cultivate those that belong to humanity.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Political tags - such as royalist, communist,
democrat, populist, fascist, liberal,
conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria.
The human race divides politically into those who want
people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another
person is essential to your own...
Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition.
The immature mind often mistakes one for the other,
or assumes that the greater the love,
the greater the jealousy.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
I am free, no matter what rules surround me.
If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them;
if I find them too obnoxious,
I break them.
I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
- Robert A. Heinlein

When any government, or any church for that matter,
undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read,
this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,
the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.
- Robert A. Heinlein

When a place gets crowded enough to require ID's,
social collapse is not far away.
It is time to go elsewhere.
The best thing about space travel is that it made it
possible to go elsewhere.
- Robert A. Heinlein

There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured.
the only solution known to science is to provide the
patient with an isolation room,
where he can endure the acute stages in private and
where food can be poked in to him with a stick.
- Robert A. Heinlein

It takes time to love someone properly,
and in this business, you get very wary of people.
- Mark Roberts

I'm very wary of large groups of people getting together
and trying to believe the same thing.
It never seems to end well, whether it's political
or religious or whatever.
- Peter Krause

Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure.
To find something obscure poses no difficult,
elephants and poodles find many things obscure.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Advertisers are very wary of ideological media.
- Paul Weyrich

We should be wary of politicians who profess to follow
history while only noticing those signposts of history
that point in the direction which they themselves already favour.
- Douglas Hurd

I'm very wary of news on television.
- Val Kilmer

I believe the military should be wary of diplomacy until war is declared;
then the State Department should keep its nose out
and let the military do whatever is necessary to win.
- Stuart Symington

Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

But, as you have intimated, I am among those who would
be very wary of any military action in the light of
Saddam Hussein's willingness to allow the weapons inspectors to go in.
- George Carey

I didn't have a financial need, and I wasn't very gifted at relationships.
I probably was more like what we think of boys as being:
hard to pin down and wary of commitment.
- Candice Bergen

I'm very wary about giving advice.
I think it's very dangerous to give advice to people,
except if you know them very well.
- Omar Sharif

Any new producer starting up is to get investors' confidence.
Investors are still very very wary of anything to do with the arts world.
- Ann Macbeth

As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens,
our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of
crediting the positive note.
- Seamus Heaney

I've become wary of interviews in which you're forced
to go back over the reasons why you made certain decisions.
You tend to rationalize what you've done,
to intellectually review a process that is often intuitive.
- Peter Weir

The motives of these parents vary, many parents don't
like the curriculum being taught to their kids,
or are wary of the threat of peer pressure or the presence
of drugs or violence lurking in too many of our schools today.
- Ernest Istook

I was a little bit wary of playing Nicholas.
In the script, which I think is true of the novel and the film,
he's the only character not singing and dancing in a musical style.
Playing someone who is the personification of good is a little difficult.
- Charlie Hunnam

Even though some in our government may claim that civil
liberties must be compromised in order to protect the public,
we must be wary of what we are giving up in the name of fighting terrorism.
- Lucille Roybal-Allard

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

What one has to do usually can be done.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Do what you feel in your heart to be right.
You'll be criticized anyway.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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